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Africa Economic Brief - Korean Experiences in Agricultural Development and Policy Proposals for Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Space (STAARS)
Agriculture in Africa is vital to the develop - ment of African nations. Africa’s agriculture accounts for a high portion of the economies of a number of African nations in terms of GDP, employment, and food security. Despite the significance of agriculture, the agricultural industry is relatively stagnant compared to other industries in Africa. In the case of SubSaharan Africa, overall economic growth has recovered since 2000, but the proceeds from growth have not been spread equally, resulting in discrepancies in urban and rural areas and serious poverty among rural populations (AUC, 2014a).